Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours. After a few run-ins with motorcycle cops and highway patrol they start a chase to bring him into custody. Along the way, Kowalski is guided by Supersoul - a blind DJ with a police radio scanner. Throw in lots of chase scenes, gay hitchhikers, a naked woman riding a motorbike, lots of Mopar and you've got a great cult hit from the early 70's.Written by
The first time the Challenger goes through red dirt, it covers the back half of the car including the rear window, so dirty it would take a car wash to clean it. Immediately afterwards, the car is shown clean as a whistle, exactly like it was when Kowalski first got in it. Just one of several out-of-sequence shots of Kowalski driving the Challenger down the road. See more »
I like you, Kowalski... I like you...
I've been waiting for you for a long time... Oh, how I've waited...
Yeah? Since when? Where?
Oh, everywhere... Everywhere, and since forever... Patiently... Patiently... that's the only way to wait for somebody...
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The Fox logo is shown without the fanfare making it one of the first times this has happened. See more »
When first released in Brazil, the movie had some scenes cut, reducing the running time to 99 minutes. See more »
Just received a DVD of this film and was pleasantly surprised. The image is restored and looks great. After years of watching grainy and scratched prints its nice to see it as it was in 1971. Theatrical trailer and two TV spots are included. Commentary by Richard C. Sarifian brings some insights into filming locations, the various actors, etc. (Gilda Texter was severely sunburned during her desert motorcycle ride and she was girl friend of actor Paul Koslo who also appears in film.) And a story of a prostitute befriended by the crew,who stole the last remaining challenger. (eight were used, only one survived.) She was caught sometime later. The real treat is actress
Charlotte Ramplings missing scene near the end of the film. While it really adds nothing to the story,its nice to finally see the missing footage after thirty years. There are also some striking images of the challenger at daybreak in that previously missing scene. The only thing lacking is commentary from the STAR of the film, Barry Newman,which would have made this a Great DVD.
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